Rajasthan Travel Guide

Abhaneri History

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Abhaneri is a three hundred years old town that was founded by legendary king Raja Chand of Gurjar kingdom in the ninth century AD. On the other hand, historians claim that the village was established in the 10th century based on the ruins of the temple and its architectural and sculptural styles. Abhaneri originally named as Abha Nagri ("City of Brightness"), but with the passing time it morphed to Abhaneri.

King Raja Chand also credited for building the Chand Baori. Chand Baori is one of the deepest and largest steps well of India. Abhaneri another attraction, Harsha Mata Temple is a temple made by harshad vansha maharaja’s in 8th century.

Razed during the 10th century, the remains of the temple still boast architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India. Harsha Mata is considered to be the goddess of joy and happiness.

Chand Baori Step Well, Abhaneri

Chand Baori Step Well, Abhaneri

Abhaneri Step Well by Arnie Papp

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